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Labour says it would end the welfare freeze

Image copyright AFP/Getty Labour says it would end the freeze in working-age benefits if it wins the next general election. The policy was not included in the party’s last manifesto, but at Prime Minister’s Questions, Jeremy Corbyn said he “would have ended the benefit freeze” if he had won the election. Labour later said it […]

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Boris Johnson’s £14,000 Saudi visit revealed

Image copyright Getty Images Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made an all-expenses-paid trip to Saudi Arabia costing £14,000, it has been revealed. He has declared the visit – which was funded by the Saudi foreign ministry – in the register of MPs’ interests. Saudi Arabia has faced global condemnation over the murder of journalist Jamal […]

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Fake Cambridge Analytica ad hits Facebook

Image copyright FacebookImage caption The ad cost less than £100 to promote on Facebook and has been viewed by more than 1,000 people A fake advert purporting to have been paid for by scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica has been posted to Facebook. The ad, now removed but still visible in Facebook’s new ad transparency portal, uses […]

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Rural areas ‘least socially mobile’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption MPs said vital services like public transport were hampered in rural areas People living in England’s rural and coastal counties are having their life chances held back by a “false perception of affluence”, MPs say. Their report said vital services like public transport, youth centres and childcare were being “hampered” […]